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Pa. Department of Transportation

(Gov. Tom Corbett, far left, poses for photo with Penndot secretary Barry Schoch, at lectern.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Officials Showcase Highway Projects Benefitting From Funding Bill

Penndot officials say In some cases motorists may not see actual construction, but contracts will be bid this year because of the funding influx.

04/03/2014

(Floyd Carson holds his expired Penndot ID card.  As of April 1st, the fee for a new card is $27.50.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

For Those Living Hand-to-Mouth, New Penndot ID Card Fee is Harsh Slap

The price of a Penndot identification card more than doubled on April 1st, to $27.50.

04/01/2014

(A Ridley Park road crew fills the pothole at Thayer and Barker Streets.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Delaware County Sending More Funds To Towns For Pothole Repairs

Delaware County Council has decided to forego nearly all of the million dollars it receives from a state road maintenance fund and give it directly to the county’s 49 municipalities for pothole repairs.

03/12/2014

(The West Valley Green Bridge.  Photo provided by Montgomery County commissioners' office)

Sudden Closure of a Montco Bridge Sends Drivers, County Engineers Scrambling

County commissioner Leslie Richards says nearly 6,000 vehicles use the bridge each day. She says detour signs have been posted.

03/10/2014

(A driver negotiates past a formidable pothole on Fifth Street, north of Market, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Potholes Present Challenge For Delaware Valley Drivers, Repair Crews

The snow is melting, but that’s only exposing more gaping potholes throughout the region.

02/20/2014

(A sign language interpreter with Gov. Tom Corbett.  Image from PCN)

Gov. Corbett Says Pa. National Guard Will Aid in Snowstorm Response

The governor says the Guard has 14 four-wheel-drive ambulances available to support civilian EMTs in areas of the state hardest hit by the storm.

02/13/2014

FILE PHOTO: A PennDOT truck prepares for a coming snowstorm.  (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Penndot Ready For Coming Snowstorm, Urges Driver Caution

Penndot’s Nick Martino says the suburbs north and west of the city could see as much as 14 inches of snow while the city and the I-95 corridor will get snow at first and then sleet and rain.

02/12/2014

FILE PHOTO: Salt trucks out in full force (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Councilman Wants Hearing On Road Salt Dangers and Misuse

City councilman Jim Kenney has a long list of concerns about how the Streets Department uses salt during snowstorms. Topping the list is whether road salt poses serious health hazards to dogs or small children.

02/08/2014

(File photo.  Credit: CBS-3)

Penndot Plowing Through Its Snow Removal Budget With Lots of Winter Left

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says it has already spent half its winter weather budget, but promises it will be business-as-usual no matter what the rest of the season brings.

01/13/2014

(A Penndot worker in Harrisburg makes signs indicating bridge speed restrictions.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

PennDOT To Lower Weight Limits on 1,000 Bridges Statewide

Penndot secretary Barry Schoch emphasizes this move does not mean the bridges are unsafe.

08/22/2013

(Markley Street in Norristown.  Penndot photo)

Motorists Warned of Coming 3½-Year Detours on Rt. 202 South in Norristown

Phase one of the nearly $21-million project calls for crews to completely rebuild Markley Street, also known as Route 202 South.

01/23/2013

This completed section of the Route 202 Parkway between Welsh Rd. (Route 63) and Bethlehem Pike (Route 309) remains closed to traffic until the rest of the parkway is ready.   Penndot photo.

Route 202 Parkway Nearing Completion, December Opening Planned

The concept for a new Route 202 dates back nearly half a century, and now it’s just about two months from reality.

10/12/2012

(File photo for illustration purposes)

4 Charged With Stealing Drainage Grates From Along I-95

Penndot officials say the four suspects were employed by them as subcontractors, and note that between 60 and 70 of these cast-iron grates have been reported missing in the past year and a half.

10/10/2012

(File photo)

Mass Transit Advocates Hoping To Avert Cuts to Amtrak’s Harrisburg-to-Philly Service

Amtrak has been ordered by Congress to slash its $8-million annual subsidy for the Philadelphia-to-Harrisburg “Keystone” route.

10/08/2012

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

PennDOT’s Late Thursdays for Voter ID Cards Begin Sept. 27th

The five Pennsylvania Department of Transportation photo and exam centers in Philadelphia will stay open until 7pm on Thursdays, from September 27th until November 8th.

09/13/2012

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